Slate is a material that’s been used to build roofs for over 700 years. It comes in three varieties – natural, artificial and zinc – and offers an authentic and beautiful roofing solution, especially for traditional-style homes.
Natural slate is a durable product suitable for pitched roofs, it retains its natural colour, even in UV light and is impermeable to water. It has been the choice of roof covering throughout hundreds of years dating back from period/listed building to present-day installations.
This durability means that despite requiring a slightly larger initial investment, a slate roof will always prove greater value in the long term.
Not only is slate roofing one of the most fire-resistant options that exists, but it also has environmental benefits. In fact, natural slate creates the lowest environmental impact and carbon footprint of all roofing materials. Protection for you and the environment.
Slate is mainly grey in colour but available in a variety of shades, textures and patterns, meaning your slate will be as stunning as it is sturdy. Slate roofs can last up to 150 years.
Higham retain a highly skilled team of slaters and tilers who are both knowledgeable and passionate about their craft, they will ensure that your roof is stunning, sturdy and efficient.